About Mai-Wel

The Mai-Wel group enhances lives through opportunity & choice

Mai-Wel creates and delivers vibrant, innovative services and successful businesses which provide opportunities for people with a disability to achieve their dreams and goals for life.

Mai-Wel began in 1960 when a group of families met and shared their vision of an education and opportunities for life for their children with a disability. Throughout the years the tireless efforts of community groups, families and individuals have seen these humble beginnings develop into the independent organisation that exists today.

Mai-Wel offers a range of services for people with a disability in the areas of Living Options, Working Life and Lifestyle & Leisure, along with outreach services to the Lower and Upper Hunter, Maitland and Port Stephens areas.

Mai-Wel is registered to provide support to participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Mai-Wel guarantees to provide all participants with a service that is supported by a commitment to best practice and an outstanding history of community spirit built on trust

Mai-Wel was one of the first disability organisations in Australia to gain Quality Assurance Accreditation and continues to uphold the rights of people with a disability. Mai-wel continues to provide a dedicated and outstanding service for people with a disability and their families. Mai-Wel’s commitment to quality training and support provides a capable and wel-adjusted workforce for the Hunter region.

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Our History

In November 1960 a number of families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with a disability for an education and opportunities for life. This event marked the formation of Mai-Wel. The challenge to remove the discrimination experienced by people with a disability and their carers is as strong a motive today as it has been throughout the past 60 years.

In 2012, The Mai-Wel Group received funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, to launch a History Project, researching and documenting the organisation’s rich history and contribution to the Maitland community. The Project was completed mid-2014 and is available in the form of a book and short film documentary. The Mai-Wel Group would like to thank local journalist, Alek Shulha, for the many hours he volunteered to help bring this project to life.

Our Businesses

Learn about the Mai-Wel Group

Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions is a local team, supporting local job seekers and local business.
If you’ve found yourself looking for work or a business needing staff, we’re here to help!
Check out what we’re about at https://t.co/QlkfSsWUgs or give us a call on 4015 8400. https://t.co/2UOKOYaAeX
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We are an essential service and will continue to provide services to participants. See more details in our short video
If you have questions about our services please reach out to our team on 4057 2900. https://t.co/U9UtwTRz7p
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Mai-Wel Corporate Services

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